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Ellen Shanley, M.B.A., R.D., C.D.-N., Colleen Thompson, M.S., R.D.

Ellen Shanley, RD, CD-N, MBA, is a registered dietitian and a faculty member in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut, where she directs the dietetics program and teaches courses in food system management. Ellen lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut, with her husband and two adult children (who just graduated from college). You can read more about Ellen on her University of Connecticut web page.

Colleen Thompson, MS, RD is also a registered dietitian and Director of Hawley Armory, the fitness center for employee health at the University of Connecticut. Colleen lives in Wallingford, Connecticut, with her husband and their three teenage sons. You can read more about Colleen on her University of Connecticut web page.

Ellyn Satter, R.D., M.S., M.S.S.W.

Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, CICSW, BCD, is an internationally recognized authority on eating and feeding. She is an author, trainer, psychotherapist, and eating therapist with over 30 years' experience in helping people of all ages learn positive and natural ways of becoming competent with their eating.

Josephine Connolly Schoonen

  • Losing Weight Permanently with the Bull's-Eye Food Guide

Josephine Connolly Schoonen, M.S., R.D., is a former spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and the Director of the Dietetic Internship Program at the State University of New York at Stony Book.


  • Losing Weight Permanently with the Bull's-Eye Food Guide

Joyce D. Nash, Ph.D.

Joyce Nash, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of five other health-related books. She won an American Medical Writers Association Award for Maximize Your Body Potential. Dr. Nash divides her time between writing and her clinical practice in San Francisco and Menlo Park, California.

Kathleen Regan, RN, BSN, MHA

Kathleen Regan, RN, BSN, MHA, joined Cambridge Health Alliance in 2001 as Nurse Manager for the Child Assessment Unit. She was instrumental in the process of steering the unit toward humane, trauma-sensitive care for troubled children. The unit has won a number of awards including the 2003 Psychiatric Services Award for Service Excellence from the American Psychiatric Association.

Lynda Shrager OTR, MSW, CAPS

LYNDA SHRAGER, OTR, MSW, CAPS, is the author of Age In Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing, and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home (Bull Publishing, April 4, 2018). Her newspaper column, Mom’s Rx, appeared in countless newspapers across the country. Lynda is a featured columnist for Everyday Health, a leading online consumer health web site. She is also the author of Otherwise Healthy® - A Planner to Focus Your Thoughts on Organizing Life after Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Lynda has practiced in the medical field of geriatric rehabilitation for more than 37 years, focusing on all aspects of senior health and wellness. She combines her expertise as an occupational therapist, master’s level social worker, professional organizer and Certified Aging in Place Specialist to pursue her passion of providing therapeutic care in the patient’s home environment and in educating their caregivers. Learn more at

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